We found 4 providers with an interest in carotid endarterectomy and who accept Medicaid near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Murali Guthikonda, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
University Physician Group; Harper Professional Building
Detroit, MI

Dr. Murali Guthikonda is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, Dr. Guthikonda completed his residency training at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Guthikonda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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All Interests: Disc Problems, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Spine Reconstruction, Endoscopic Surgery, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4646 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. William Oppat is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oppat at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. Dr. Oppat takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Mohammed Salik S.A. Amanullah Jahania, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI

Dr. Mohammed Jahania is a specialist in cardiac surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Jahania (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Dr. Jahania's clinical interests include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Garden City Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. Dr. Jahania obtained his medical school training at Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jahania takes.

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Dr. Sandeep Mittal, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery
4100 John R
Detroit, MI

Dr. Sandeep Mittal is a neurosurgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Detroit, MI. Dr. Mittal graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. His clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery, pituitary tumor, and cranioplasty. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Hindi. Dr. Mittal is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)


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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.